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South Carolina Committee for the East Coast Greenway

The South Carolina Committee for the ECG consists of volunteers who coordinate route selection and undertake our advocacy efforts to move the Greenway ahead in the state. By building support and partnerships with citizens, public agencies, and organizations at the local and state levels, the South Carolina Committee is helping to get the ECG on the ground, mile by mile.

News & Events
Current Committee Goals
Committee Resources
Support the Effort in South Carolina
Contact Information

Mayor Joseph Riley of Charleston with ECG South Carolina Chair Vonie Gilreath at a ribbon cutting on the West Ashley Greenway.

News & Events

On June 5th, 2008, the East Bay Street Bicycle Pedestrian Path in Charleston officially opened. The path connects to the Ravenel Bridge, which crosses the Cooper River into Mount Pleasant. is nearing completion and is already seeing a lot of usage by cyclists, runners and walkers. At the Grand Opening, Mayor Riley announced the City’s intention to become a nationally recognized Bicycle Friendly Community as designated by the League of American Bicyclists.

Current Committee Goals

Some of the most pressing goals of the South Carolina Committee include:

  • Identifying a route from Bluffton to Savannah
  • Connecting greenway trails in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach
  • Exploring a rails-with-trails opportunity from the southern end of the West Ashley Greenway to Beaufort

Committee Resources

Support the Effort in South Carolina

The South Carolina Committee consists of volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to advocate for the creation of trails in South Carolina. Please help the Committee create the ECG in South Carolina by volunteering your time, becoming a member, or sponsoring a mile of trail.

Recently, the South Carolina Committee:

  • Supported planning efforts for the planning of a bike/ped bridge over the Ashley River
  • Worked with Myrtle Beach on the development of a new 3.5-mile segment of Greenway
  • Supported the development of a bike/ped bridge in Murrel’s Inlet on the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway

Each year, 1000s of people participate in the Cooper River Bridge Run/Walk along a segment of the ECG in SC.

The SC Committee currently needs volunteers to:

  • Travel the current route and give feedback
  • Work to identify funds and provide volunteer time to build kiosks
  • efforts to designate trails in Charleston and Mount Pleasant
Sponsor a Mile of the ECG in South Carolina

Mile sponsors will have their inscriptions permanently posted on our website, and eventually on a kiosk along the route in South Carolina.

Become a member of the ECGA

Your membership dues support our advocacy work in South Carolina. Please join today!

Contact information

Vonie Gilreath
State Committee Chair
vonieg@bcdcog.com
843-529-0400

Niles Barnes
South Atlantic Region Trail Coordinator
niles@greenway.org
919-797-0619

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